NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has unveiled in stunning detail a small section of the expanding remains of a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago. Called the Veil Nebula, the debris is one of the best-known supernova remnants, deriving its name from its delicate, draped filamentary structures. The entire nebula is 110 light-years across, covering six full moons on the sky as seen from Earth, and resides about 2,100 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. This view is a mosaic of six Hubble pictures of a small area roughly two light-years across, covering only a tiny fraction of the nebula's vast structure. This close-up look unveils wisps of gas, which are all that remain of what was once a star 20 times more massive than our sun. The fast-moving blast wave from the ancient explosion is plowing into a wall of cool, denser interstellar gas, emitting light. The nebula lies along the edge of a large bubble of low-density gas that was blown into space by the dying star prior to its self-detonation. The image shows an incredible array of structures and detail from the collision between the blast wave and the gas and dust that make up the cavity wall. The nebula resembles a crumpled bed sheet viewed from the side. The bright regions are where the shock wave is encountering relatively dense material or where the "bed sheet" ripples are viewed edge on. In this image, red corresponds to the glow of hydrogen, green from sulfur, and blue from oxygen. ...
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Early Mars may not have been quite the warm, wet paradise scientists have hoped for — not if the valleys scarring its surface work the same way as their counterparts here on Earth do. Massive ice sheets — not rivers — may have carved ancient valleys
Not many influencers in the last 400 years can claim to have conquered social media on Earth, let alone across the entire settled solar system. But while her meteoric rise to superstardom has made Faizah Kirmani a household name across multiple worlds, her self-described "Midas Touch" is perhaps her most defining trait, launching countless other brands beyond the stratosphere.
Kirmani first entered the public eye as a cast member on the short-lived reality series "Elysium Life." The show was bankrolled by the Horizon Corporation as part of a campaign to promote the newly-developed Martian beachside communities of Elysium Mons as a trendy new home for Earth's wealthy elite. But in a program otherwise defined by false drama and shameless materialism, what really stuck with viewers was the bright-eyed sweetness and genuine, playful joy of Faizah Kirmani, the youngest of the aspiring starlets. Her obvious star quality catapulted her into the spotlight, and before the end of Elysium's first and only season she had been signed as a spokesperson and influencer for the Horizon Corporation. From there Kirmani quickly rose to icon status with her own Horizon-sponsored fashion line, beauty products, awards hosting gigs, and the #1 trending livestream on the budding social media platform, Liftoff.
Kirmani could have chosen to commit all her energy to the advancement of her own image, which would have made her sponsors at Horizon perfectly happy. But (as her adoring fans are never tired of mentioning) as part of her contract she demanded the autonomy to invest a significant portion of her time, and substantial Horizon resources, toward her passion projects. These included campaigns promoting equal access to space resettlement resources for low-income families, cutting-edge astronomy tech advances for every classroom on Earth and Mars, and chiefly, increased access to space-age engineering training for young girls, something Faizah never had but always wanted. While the limelight suits her just fine, the knowledge that her work is lifting a thousand new voices to the cosmos is what truly keeps Faizah smiling for the cameras. 📸💵🚀
#tbt to my early attempt at shooting the night sky. It was totally worth driving out to the middle of nowhere to get a clear shot of this. Thanks to comet Neowise, I’ve found a new appreciation and skill of astrophotography. To those that live in the city, do go far outside just to look at the night sky. It is only when you see the vast amount of stars and how big space is, that you realize just how small you are in this universe and appreciate your limited time here on this tiny planet... but if you already know that, it’s still worth going out to see because it is visually stunning and zen, haha. And made for a great date night with @fashioncriminal.
O aglomerado de galáxias SPT0615 apresenta uma aparência impressionante e está situado na constelação do Pintor, no hemisfério Sul, nesta imagem deslumbrante do Telescópio Espacial Hubble, divulgado pela Agência Espacial Europeia.
Também conhecido como SPT-CL J0615-5746, este aglomerado de galáxias é um dos mais distantes observados.
Entre os objetos de fundo identificados, há o SPT0615-JD, uma galáxia que se acredita ter emergido a apenas 500 milhões de anos após o Big Bang.
Isso o coloca entre as primeiras estruturas que se formaram no Universo, e é também a mais distante galáxia já vista por meio de lentes gravitacionais.
Créditos da imagem: ESA / Hubble e NASA, I. Karachentsev, F. High e outros
The European Space Agency’s Euclid spacecraft is launching in September 2022 for a six year mission. Euclid will collect “measurements of galaxy clustering” and produce an “accurate 3-D survey of the evolution of dark matter and dark energy” (Giuseppe Racca, Euclid’s project manager at the ESA). This new European telescope will help researchers figure out the rate of the accelerated expansion of the universe and whether or not dark energy has a constant value.
Presenting a ‘true colour’ image of the Fighting Dragons in Ara. The bright open cluster NGC 6193, visible to the naked eye, is responsible for a region of reflection nebulosity within NGC 6188. I playfully used the HSO palette to invoke the true colours that one would see via normal colour cameras. Hope you enjoyed this reprocess :)
38 hours worth of exposures with 3.5nm narrowband filters
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🎊🚀✨ Reposted from @space.freaks The Cone Nebula from Hubble
The entire nebula is 7 light years in length. The Cone Nebula resides 2,500 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros.
ix cyclones can be seen at Jupiter's south pole in this infrared image taken on Feb. 2, 2017, during the 3rd science pass of NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Juno's Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument measures heat radiated from the planet at an infrared wavelength of around 5 microns.
It is delightful to see how this 20”x 20” acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas changes with different lighting and angles🌟
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The Crescent Nebula (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, about 5000 light-years away from Earth. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1792. It is formed by the fast stellar wind from the Wolf-Rayet star WR 136 (HD 192163) colliding with and energizing the slower moving wind ejected by the star when it became a red giant around 250,000 to 400,000 years ago. The result of the collision is a shell and two shock waves, one moving outward and one moving inward. The inward moving shock wave heats the stellar wind to X-ray-emitting temperatures.
'Flight to Venus' 😯 A jet caught in front of the Sun during the transit of Venus, the black dot on the right side of the solar disk. The last Venus transit was in 2012, and the next pair of events will not happen again until the years 2117 and 2125.